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Jessica Ryan

Scholarly Communications Assistant

Jessica Ryan

Contact & Office Hours

by appointment

Alumnae Gymnasium 308A

Subject Specialties

Scholarly Communications


M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College

B.A., Philosophy, Smith College

Certificate, Book Studies, Smith College

Jessica assists with the Faculty and Student Scholarship Access and Preservation project in the Smith College Libraries. She provides outreach, acquisition, dissemination and metadata activities for Smith ScholarWorks, our institutional repository: a showcase and archive for scholarship and research materials created by Smith faculty, students, and staff. Jessica is an enthusiastic advocate for the larger ScholarWorks' mission, helping scholarly communities flourish through open access, quick discovery, and wide dissemination of scholarly and creative content.


Neilson Staff Lounge Working Group

Publications and Presentations

Ryan, Jessica. "Breaking Through the Word Barrier: how nomenclatures can work as comprehension inhibitors.” Presentation at the New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Annual Spring Conference, April 5, 2019.

Ryan, Jessica. “Breaking Through the Word Barrier: version’s rights.” Presentation at the Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD) 2019, June 18, 2019 (2018). Conscientious Objectors Digital Library. [online] Available at: Project Manager for Conscience Objectors Digital Library.

Ryan, J. (2017). SPARQL a Primer. [online] YouTube. Available at: part one of a SPARQL tutorial.

Professional Affiliations

MLA International Bibliography Fellow, The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing: SHARP19 planning committee, SHARP archivist 2019–present.